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Valence Early Origins



The surname Valence was first found in Kent, where they arrived soon after the Norman Conquest, and were descended from Roger Vallance. The surname traces back to "a place on the confines of Poitou, in France, [which] gave name to William de Valance, who was son of Hugh le Brun, Earl of March, and Isabel, widow of King John. He came to England in 1247, by invitation of his uterine brother, King Henry III., and was father of the renowned Aylmer de Valance, temp. Edward I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Valence Spelling Variations


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Valence Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallance, Vallancey, Valance, Valancey, Valens, Valomes, Valeignes, Vallant and many more.

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Valence Early History


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Valence Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valence research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1296 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Valence History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valence Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valence Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Valence Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valence Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Valence, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • William Valence, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Valence Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Valence, who settled in America in 1756
  • Thomas Valence, who arrived in America in 1756

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